Today in The Rundown: State lawmakers get a pay raise; National forecasters shift predictions in the governor’s race; and more.

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Days until the runoff: 22

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 94

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Gov. Jindal is in Iowa campaigning for president.

The News

LA Lege: State lawmakers are getting a pay raise:

LA Gov: National forecasters no longer see the governor’s race as a slam dunk for the GOP.

Jindal: Asked this week, Gov. Jindal wouldn’t say which candidate he supports for governor.

Vitter: The NAACP has called on David Vitter to pull an ad referencing “violent thugs,” but Vitter says he stands by it.

Vitter is touting endorsements in the race:

LT Gov: The candidates for lieutenant governor promise no negative ads.

Health care: LSU hospital partners are on the defense.

Education: Check out your local high school scores.

OMV: The latest in the insurance lapse saga, via The AP.

At The Capitol

  • Litigation Subcommittee of Joint Budget meets at 8 a.m.
  • Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meets at 9 a.m.

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